Psaki evades questions about Gov. Cuomo’s COVID-19 nursing home scandal

Psaki evades questions about Gov. Cuomo’s COVID-19 nursing home scandal


White House press secretary Jen Psaki dodged questions Sunday about whether President Biden still believes that Gov. Andrew Cuomo represents the “gold standard” for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic amid his scandal over nursing home deaths in New York.

The president described Cuomo as “sort of the gold standard” last spring when the governor was being lauded for his daily televised briefings on how the state was dealing with COVID-19.

ABC News’ “This Week” host Jon Karl asked Psaki if Biden still held that view.

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“We work with Gov. Cuomo just like we work with governors across the country,” said Psaki, not answering the question, but noting that Cuomo is the chair of the National Governors Association.

“He plays an important role in ensuring that we’re coordinating closely in getting assistance out to people in his state and to states across the country and we’ll continue to do that.”

“And there are, of course, will be a process. There

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